Thursday 18 January 2018

Private bus firms also run public transport

I note in yesterday's piece by Emmet Oliver (Irish Independent, July 11) the comment: "All Irish public-transport services are owned and run by CIE and its subsidiaries, except for Luas."

This is not true. A large proportion of Ireland's public transport services are provided by private bus companies. They include Matthews Coaches, which operates a substantial commuter service between Dundalk and Dublin; JJ Kavanaghs, which operates similar services from the Kilkenny/Laois areas; Mangans, which brings locals from Gortahork into Letterkenny; and Aircoach, which is best known for its Dublin Airport services.

Altogether there are more than two dozen companies providing these excellent services -- if they weren't excellent, they would close.

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